AE3852 Propulsion for Launch Vehicles

Introduction to propulsion for launch vehicles, beginning with mission energy requirements and an overview of current and proposed launch propulsion devices. Performance analysis, operating characteristics and propellant selection criteria are considered for air breathing and solid, liquid and nuclear rocket motor propulsion systems. Advanced cycles and concepts are presented. Design of components and subsystems.

Prerequisite

ME3201

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

Quarter Offered

  • Fall
  • As Required